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06-17-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Jon T

Don't you have travel limit screws on the...

Don't you have travel limit screws on the derailleur? If so, easy fix.
Jon
06-17-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jon T

Remember, rubber is a very porous material and by...

Remember, rubber is a very porous material and by nature, the air molecules leak out of the inner tube. That's just the way it is and there's nothing you can do about it unless you know how to change...
06-16-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 978
Posted By Jon T

I wish BELL would introduce an updated version of...

I wish BELL would introduce an updated version of their old V1 PRO helmet. I really liked the one I had bitd.
Jon
06-16-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,584
Posted By Jon T

That is just so wrong and sad. My family's...

That is just so wrong and sad. My family's prayers are with Robert for a speedy and complete recovery. I've
had 2 club members hit this year--1 was unfortunately KIA and the other--I'm surprised...
06-15-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By Jon T

Get a TOPLINE model UG-2500. That's what I use...

Get a TOPLINE model UG-2500. That's what I use and really like it a lot. No disassembly of any kind required.
Jon
06-15-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,708
Posted By Jon T

I too, don't understand the antipathy towards the...

I too, don't understand the antipathy towards the Carbolite 103 frame, or for that matter, the Helicomatic drive system. My only velo is an '84 PH10LE that I bought new. It has both, Carbolite 103...
06-15-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 76,782
Posted By Jon T

Took my '84 PH10 (bought it new) out for it's...

Took my '84 PH10 (bought it new) out for it's weekly 30 mile ride.
Jon
06-15-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,719
Posted By Jon T

I use MARVEL'S MYSTERY OIL in my cassette. It's...

I use MARVEL'S MYSTERY OIL in my cassette. It's super-quiet, AND 35 years old ('84 Helicomatic system).
Jon
06-15-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Jon T

Try RETROGRESSION in San Diego, Calif. They have...

Try RETROGRESSION in San Diego, Calif. They have lots of vintage stuff in stock.
Jon
06-15-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,431
Posted By Jon T

Lol. I don't even remember when I was 54. Jon

Lol. I don't even remember when I was 54.
Jon
06-14-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By Jon T

With radial "lacing", the spokes are pulling on...

With radial "lacing", the spokes are pulling on the weakest spot on the hub--straight out, where there is the least amount of parent material between the spoke hole and the edge of the flange. 2 or 3...
06-13-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,709
Posted By Jon T

$10K for a bicycle is absurd and stupid. I ride...

$10K for a bicycle is absurd and stupid. I ride an '84 Pug that I bought new. IIRC, I paid a whopping $189 for it, that was guite a step up from my Pep Boys 10-speed and UO-8 Pug. It's still going...
06-13-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,519
Posted By Jon T

Yes, and because of it, I got back in the saddle...

Yes, and because of it, I got back in the saddle 3 years ago after a 20 year hiatus from riding. Last year I got my super and one of the co owners to join me in the local Ride of Silence. Now...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Jon T

THIS is where the question is. How does the brake...

THIS is where the question is. How does the brake disc have ANYTHING to do with a flat spot in the wheel? Apparently I'm not the only one who is confused.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,271
Posted By Jon T

I've known it's the engine for over 50 years....

I've known it's the engine for over 50 years. You're just now finding that out? You're slow but you're catching on.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,179
Posted By Jon T

You could probably lose more body weight and it...

You could probably lose more body weight and it wouldn't cost a dime.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Jon T

What does the brake disc have to do with a flat...

What does the brake disc have to do with a flat spot in the wheel?
Jon
06-10-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Jon T

It's hard to argue with success. Kudos to you. ...

It's hard to argue with success. Kudos to you.
Jon
06-10-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Jon T

All I did was clean it using the Park Tool chain...

All I did was clean it using the Park Tool chain cleaner and some Mr. Clean degreaser. After it dried I just applied the White Lightning as per the instructions. It's clean and noise-free.
Jon
06-10-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By Jon T

Get a 1/4" x 90* chamfer tool from a tool supply...

Get a 1/4" x 90* chamfer tool from a tool supply house, or a machinst friend. Spin the tool by hand and re-cut the chamfers. I just did that to a 35 yo Helicomatic hub and then laced/trued the wheel....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Jon T

What can you ask.....? Ask away at the Dr's...

What can you ask.....? Ask away at the Dr's office, after all, you're paying him good money. We're not (for the most part any way )doctors and your doc probably isn't a bike mechanic--get the...
06-08-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Jon T

I use White Lightning dry chain lube and like it...

I use White Lightning dry chain lube and like it a LOT. Since it is dry, it doesn't pick up all the road dirt and actually stays clean.
Jon
06-08-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Jon T

I'd be willing to bet heavily that the problem...

I'd be willing to bet heavily that the problem isn't the bb at all but qr's that aren't seated properly. Remove the qr's. Saturate them with oil. Remove the excess oil. Reinstall. Ride. I know 2...
06-07-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,793
Posted By Jon T

If every one bought new bikes as often as I do,...

If every one bought new bikes as often as I do, the bike companys would all go bankrupt. My last new bike purchase was in '85. Got an '84 Peugeot PH10 for a good price because it was "last year's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,652,978
Posted By Jon T

A new Specialized Chamonix MIPS brain bucket to...

A new Specialized Chamonix MIPS brain bucket to replace my el-cheapo Bell Explorer.
Jon
06-06-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Jon T

You need to find an old Pletscher "mouse trap"...

You need to find an old Pletscher "mouse trap" rack for that fine looking machine.
Jon
06-06-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,805
Posted By Jon T

My one and only bike is an '84 Peugeot PH10LE...

My one and only bike is an '84 Peugeot PH10LE that I bought new. I'm still running the Helicomatic drive train, too. I have no problem staying up with the plastic bike riders, for a short while, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,681
Posted By Jon T

I transport to the start/stop locations. Jon

I transport to the start/stop locations.
Jon
06-05-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Jon T

It really boils down to where are the bends at,...

It really boils down to where are the bends at, and how severe are they? Were it MY bike, I'd replace 'em, but then again, I've built more than a couple of wheel sets and have the know-how and tools...
06-05-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Jon T

You might want to check with Bontrager and find...

You might want to check with Bontrager and find out if any diy repairs voids any /all warranties.
Jon
06-05-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By Jon T

Don't miss Performance. I never, ever entered...

Don't miss Performance. I never, ever entered their stores.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,979
Posted By Jon T

So what, EXACTLY, is CRABON? Never heard of that...

So what, EXACTLY, is CRABON? Never heard of that material.
Jon
06-04-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Jon T

I saw the Chamonix and almost have mineself...

I saw the Chamonix and almost have mineself convinced to pull the trigger on it. Gonna' check the local lbs's and see what they have to offer before I buy sight-unseen.
Thanks All.
Jon
06-04-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Jon T

My DUH! I'm strictly a roadie. Looking for safety...

My DUH! I'm strictly a roadie. Looking for safety without having to mortgage the house.
Jon
06-04-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Jon T

Discontinued-Damn!!! Got any suggestions for a...

Discontinued-Damn!!!
Got any suggestions for a substitute?
Thanks
Jon
06-03-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,422
Posted By Jon T

I usta' use MEK to clean gun stocks until...

I usta' use MEK to clean gun stocks until Commiefornia out-lawed it 10 or so years ago. I ain't dain brammaged yet.
Jon
06-03-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By Jon T

Plus one on Brandt's book. Also, Sheldon Browne...

Plus one on Brandt's book. Also, Sheldon Browne has an excellent how-to at his site. I just rebuilt my rear wheel after 30-plus years. Couldn't find my copy of the book but the on-line info from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Jon T

I've never had to touch the tape to replace a...

I've never had to touch the tape to replace a spoke. The nipple-yes, the spoke-no. If the new spoke is the same length as the old one, you shouldn't even have to take the wheel off the bike to...
06-03-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Jon T

Lazer Cyclone MIPS

Does any one know if the Lazer "Cyclone" MIPS helmet is available in the US of A? If so, where?
Thanks
Jon
05-30-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,833
Posted By Jon T

Keep a small cotton ball in your repair kit. Wipe...

Keep a small cotton ball in your repair kit. Wipe the inside of the tire with it. What ever/where ever the offender is, the cotton will find it in seconds. Also, if the tire has a label on it, mount...
05-30-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,324
Posted By Jon T

Believe it or not, it could be the QR's on the...

Believe it or not, it could be the QR's on the wheels. I have a friend who rides a Cervello and he had a creaky bb. Had it replaced. Still creaky. I told him to remove the QR's, thoroughly saturate...
05-30-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By Jon T

If you can feel the mesh at all, the surgeon...

If you can feel the mesh at all, the surgeon eff'ed up the job. I had a mesh installed 17 years ago and I've never once felt it. I'm just sayin'.....
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,190
Posted By Jon T

The road conditions here suck because too many...

The road conditions here suck because too many drivers and too many of them not paying attention. Case in point: last January, 1 of the guys in my club was KIA by a distracted driver. Last Saturday,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Jon T

I'm an old school guy (64 yo) and I think carbon...

I'm an old school guy (64 yo) and I think carbon bikes and fat rims are ugly--but that's just my opinion.
That being said, ride it, have fun, and welcome aboard.
Jon
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Jon T

Actually, practice makes permanent. It's only...

Actually, practice makes permanent. It's only perfect if practiced correctly. One shouldn't have to use tools to mount a tire.
Jon
05-25-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,648
Posted By Jon T

My rear cluster is a 13-28 6-speed. The front...

My rear cluster is a 13-28 6-speed. The front usta' be 32-42-52. The rear is the same but the front is now 26-42-50. I need the low-end gearing now and not so much the taller gears. The change from...
05-24-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,623
Posted By Jon T

Apparently, you don't know what an abbacus is...

Apparently, you don't know what an abbacus is either. What you described is an ABSCESS.
Jon
05-24-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,486
Posted By Jon T

Yojimbosgarage.com. i just bought 40 spokes from...

Yojimbosgarage.com. i just bought 40 spokes from him (36 plus spares). Cut to size and threaded. 20 Sapim "strong" and 20 Sapim "force" for my 35 year old rear wheel. The "strong" are on the DS and...
05-24-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,623
Posted By Jon T

Father Time and age. Kids nowadays have no idea...

Father Time and age. Kids nowadays have no idea what an abbacus is.
Jon
05-24-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,623
Posted By Jon T

Welcome to the Department of Redundency...

Welcome to the Department of Redundency Department.

Jon
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